Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or proceeding by sixties.
  • adj. Sexagenarian.
  • n. A sexagenarian.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of or pertaining to the number sixty; composed of, or proceeding by sixties
  • adj. sexagenarian
  • n. sexagesimal
  • n. sexagenarian

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or designating, the number sixty; poceeding by sixties; sixty years old.
  • n. Something composed of sixty parts or divisions.
  • n. A sexagenarian.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the number sixty; composed of or proceeding by sixties; specifically, sixty years old; sexagenarian. Also sexagenal.
  • n. A sexagenarian.
  • n. A thing composed of sixty parts or containing sixty.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin sexāgēnārius, from sexāgēnī, sixty each, from sexāgintā, sixty : sex, six; see sex- + -gintā, ten times; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From the French sexagenaire, itself from the Latin sexāgēnārius ("of or containing sixty”, “sixty years old”, “a man of sixty").

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